Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Win at life

Today's post inspiration comes from the September issue of Self Magazine. I know I have said this A LOT lately but I am making changes both on this blog and in my personal life. (There should definitely be a drinking game for every time I say changes :p). Back in May when I started this blog, I also signed up for a gym membership. That lead me to having a  little series on fitness. I really enjoyed doing that, but to be honest I have fallen off the fitness wagon.

I was not feeling well and ran into a few health issues, so the excuses ran rampant. The gym got put on the bottom of my list and because of it, I can feel the consequences. I have gained weight, my skin is a mess, and I just don't feel "good". Circling back to this months Self Magazine, everything about it was inspirational to making positive changes.

On the front cover in big letters it says WIN AT LIFE. That statement alone motivates the crap out of me. Editor in Chief, Joyce Chang wrote a segment about the power of change.  She goes into talking about why it is so important to stop and listen to your body, even when life gets crazy and you want to jump into overload. She also encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and let your body guide you. I feel like its those little things we all seem to forget.
 
Being healthy, both physically and mentally can sure help in times of stress and overload. This is why I have decided to follow Self Magazine's 7 day detox. Now I know, when we hear the word "detox" we tend to think of things like pills, teas, and juices. This detox is a little different. It reminds me more of a wellness detox for life. I felt like this was a good way to get myself back on track and thinking with a clear head. I am on day 3 of this detox and I wanted to share a few things I have been doing.

Move Your Body
Take the workouts down a notch and do 3 days of light cardio. This will help flush out toxins and rejuvenate the body.

Go Vegetarian
Start every morning with a smoothie. They are packed with fruits and veggies to give you all kinds of good nutrients. Eat clean with every meal. Make a 450 calorie lunch and a 500 calorie dinner with vegetarian options. I have not been hungry and all the meals I have made have been really good!

Quiet Your Mind
Stress causes a lot of our health issues. This part of the detox encourages you to meditate at least 10 minutes everyday. It also encourages getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. Ridding stress and getting enough sleep helps keep the belly slim.

I'm really enjoying this program. I am feeling less hungry and I feel more energetic. I am going to start writing wellness updates on Wednesdays. An unofficial series. Just a place where I can share with you guys what I'm up to and hopefully can inspire all of you to join in.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! Be Inspired!

8 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. I LOVE smoothies! They have been keeping me full in the morning and I feel better. So smoothie it up!

      Delete
  2. I have a smoothie/juice bar in my building and it has been a great savior for lunch/breakfast. I definitely need to pick up my gym self though

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohh I am jealous! I want a smoothie bar in my building! They are pretty great. The gym part seems to be everyone's problem.. ooops! Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  3. Every day at 10 am I stop our homeschooling for a juice or smoothie break... brain food!

    I need to get better with quieting my mind. Totally failing in that department.

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The smoothies really are brain food! I feel so much more focused in the morning the past few days! I need to quiet my mind more too. Its so tough! Darn life! Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  4. I love smoothies but find myself going through spurts on drinking them. I'll make one every day for like two weeks and then it'll be a month before I make another one. I'd really like to drink one everyday because I just feel so good when I do. And the idea of "Wellness Wednesdays" is a great one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do the same thing with the smoothies. I don't know why I stop. I always feels so good when I'm replacing them for my breakfast. Maybe writing about it every Wednesday will keep me accountable and I won't skip it anymore! Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete